Tag Archive: Marston Vale
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The Millennium Country Park is truly one of the highlights of the Forest of Marston Vale. Set in 225 hectares of mixed woodland, grassland, meadow, lakes and wetland habitats, it offers a hugely diverse array of flora, fauna, and wildlife to behold. It’s also a true local success story, having totally transformed the landscape from the barren industrial wasteland previously occupied by the London Brick Company, to a place where thousands of people come to… Continue reading »
Houghton House makes for a great afternoon out. Located just 1 mile north of Ampthill, Bedfordshire (and about 8 miles south of Bedford), it commands fantastic views of the Marston Vale and surrounding areas. Houghton House was built in a mixture of Jacobean and Classical styles (presumably by John Thorpe) for Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke (sister of Sir Philip Sidney), in about 1615. The three-story brick structure features stone facings, and grand… Continue reading »
When it comes to planning outdoor pursuits, I try not to plan too far ahead these days; it seems that we are all at the mercy of the great British weather, so was pleasantly surprised when mid-May presented us with a beautiful clear day! Not one to miss an opportunity, I went about ringing round the girlies to see who was up for a picnic in Ampthill Park. Ampthill Park is such a beautiful place… Continue reading »